Sydney Gateway and the new M12 motorway will reduce travel time to Sydney airports and minimise the number of trucks on local roads.
Sydney Gateway, a new toll free motorway connection between the New M5 Interchange at St Peters and the Airport and Port Precinct, will cut travel times from Parramatta to Sydney Airport by up to 40 minutes and from Campbelltown to Sydney Airport by up to 20 minutes.
Sydney Gateway will also include:
• Relocation and reconfiguration of Airport Drive, connecting into the International Terminal.
• Major upgrades to Qantas Drive and Joyce Drive around the Domestic Terminal, including a redesigned intersection into the Terminal.
• Duplication of the Port Botany Freight Rail Line, to increase freight rail capacity to Australia’s largest container port.
The new toll free M12 motorway will service Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.
Sydney Gateway will be subject to comprehensive environmental assessment to secure planning approvals, with the community invited to provide feedback at key stages.
The NSW Government will work closely with Sydney Airport Corporation, the Australian Rail Track Corporation and other key stakeholders to progress Sydney Gateway and minimise impacts on the community during delivery.
Subject to planning approvals, the road components of Sydney Gateway are expected to be complete in 2023, with an estimated cost between $2.2 to $2.6 billion.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the connection will help to fix notorious bottlenecks and congestion on roads around the airport, which often create headaches for travellers.
“With Sydney Gateway completed, drivers will be able to travel between Penrith or Parramatta and the Domestic Airport terminal without stopping at a single traffic light,” Ms Berejiklian said.